Mayakoba delay means another Monday finish


PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – The PGA Tour is headed to a Monday finish for the second week in a row.

Torrential rains led to a 3 hour, 28 minute delay during the final round of the OHL Mayakoba Classic. As a result, 27 players will return to El Camaleon at 8 a.m. ET Monday to complete their rounds.

The last group is on the 13th hole, with Russell Knox and Graeme McDowell sharing the lead. Both Knox and McDowell began the day three shots behind Derek Fathauer, but both are 6 under on their final rounds to reach 19 under for the week.

McDowell rolled in a birdie putt on No. 13 before darkness halted play Sunday, while Knox will face a short eagle chip on the same hole when play resumes.

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Jason Bohn is alone in third place at 17 under, two shots behind the co-leaders as he looks to win an event where he forfeited a final-round lead a year ago. Fathauer is 1 over on his round and 15 under for the week, and he shares fourth place with Scott Brown.

Playing for the fifth straight week, Knox got off to a quick start with four straight birdies on Nos. 3-6. McDowell was slower out of the gates, opening with four straight pars, but he recorded six birdies over his final nine holes. Both players have yet to drop a shot during the final round.

Last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship also required a Monday finish because of inclement weather, with Peter Malnati ultimately capturing his first win. This is the first time that the Tour has had unscheduled Monday finishes in consecutive weeks since 2005, when the Players Championship and the now-defunct BellSouth Classic both went an extra day.

Coverage of the tournament’s conclusion will air live on Golf Channel.